my question is… how much do you have to know before you can freelance. I see alot of people saying it is good for learning but i doubt anyone will pay you for doing crappy work so you must have some working abilities.
The short answer would be: you need to know how to do everything described in a contract or job proposal. The long answer (which is ironically shorter than the short answer) would be: everything under the sun.
There’s some comfort in knowing that almost all freelancers do a little learning on the job. It’s inevitable, in fact.